Monographs Details: Anthoceros
Authority: Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.
Family:Anthocerotaceae
Scientific Name:Anthoceros
Description:Description - Thallus suborbicular, variously lobed and often with plate-like outgrowths, sometimes irregularly dissected, several cells thick and destitute of a distinct midrib ; green cells with a single chloroplast. Inflorescence usually (if not always) monoecious. Capsule erect, much longer than the basal sheath, with green cells in the wall and stomata in the epidermis. Spores variously roughened; elaters without spiral bands of thickenings composed of one to several cells and sometimes branched. [Greek, flowering horn.] About 50 species, largely tropical. Type species: A. punctatus L.